Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Hard Spaces (non-breaking spaces) in Microsoft Word

There is such a thing as a "hard space" which is a separater between words like a normal space but it stops the words from being separated across lines e.g. words with a hard space between them will be kept … Continue reading

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Things you learn about Windows XP Home

I haven’t worked too much with Windows XP Home edition.  I’ve been more involved with Windows XP Professional, but I have recently needed to do some repair work on a friend’s computer running XP Home so there were a few … Continue reading

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Remotely Connecting to the physical console on a WS2008 machine

I occasionally have a need to connect to my home Hyper-V server from work.    I usually stay logged on to the console of the home server and I want to connect to that logged on session.   There have been … Continue reading

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Windows Media Center stopped working

For the last few months Windows Media Center had stoped working on my son’s Dell laptop running Vista.   He used to use it to watch a bit of TV but then it stopped working.  He’s had a swag of Uni … Continue reading

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Lexmark Printer “right cartridge incorrect”

Well you learn something new every day …   I have never used a Photo cartridge in a printer before, the normal colour cartridges have been enough for my purposes in the past but I came across a Photo Cartridge (number … Continue reading

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Large VHDs make for slow VMs – but why were they so large?

I was trying to do some work on a Vista VM I have under Hyper-V and it was running amazingly slow.  I know Vista is not a speed demon but my other VMs were running a whole lot better than … Continue reading

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